Great location in Norfolk today in the lovely market town of Aylsham, just off the A140, the cafe is adjacent to the market square, you cannot go wrong if you head and park (if you’re lucky) in the market square.
Lovely entrance to this charming little tea room, with seating in the window and surprisingly the cafe goes back quite along way, with outside seating on a warmer day.
Surpringly, the routine was to order and pay at the counter by the entrance, I was quite hoping that they would have taken my order at the table, much more civilised for this type of venue. But the service was superb and very attentive.
A very small breakfast menu on the face of it, but trolling through the menu there were other items hidden, such as bacon or sausage baps, but I felt this was the kind of cafe where if you asked for something it would be created for you without any fuss.
On the Plate:
I knew I was going to enjoy this breakfast as it had written after the description on the menu ‘from fresh please allow time to be cooked’ ……. excellent!
I also asked for brown sauce, so these were the brown and red sauces … how lovely is that, now I’m really looking forward to the main event. There it was … what a lovely looking cooked breakfast and it all smelt delightful as well.
I did spend a few minutes admiring what was put infront of me, now I was truly salivating. Let’s start with the bacon, it was probably the best tasting bacon i’ve had in years along with the sausages, both items came from the butcher two or three doors away, really really good and full of flavour. So was the egg which Pam the owner told me, that she only buys her eggs from a free range supplier and was also cooked to perfection. Pam also told me that the beans are Heinz and they are the only beans she also buys, the tomatoes were also lovely and fresh along with a round of white toast, buttered as well. And to cap it all the plate was hot …. great stuff.
Later on in the day I went back and had a cup of tea and a chees scone, very very good.
I should have asked Pam what the coffee was, but I’m afraid in my excitment I forgot all about it, but it was a great cup of coffee.
The delightful breakfast was £5.95 and the really nice coffee was £2.30 giving a toatl for my superb breakfast this morning of £8.25, no complaints there then.
Well what can I say, one of the best breakfasts I have had in a long while, not the most generous of portions, but I don’t need a large portion when the quality was certainly there. Well done to Pam and her daughter for giving me a lovely experience on both my visits to The Old Tea Rooms … excellent breakfast.
The Old Tea Rooms
8a Red Lion Street
Date: 28th August 2018